Active Military and Veteran's Services

This section provides information on programs specifically for active military, veterans, and their families.

Armed Forces' Tax Benefits

Provides tax credits or relief for special tax situations of active members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Tax benefits for active duty military include, but are not limited to, moving expenses, extension deadlines, and free tax filing and preparation assistance.

For more information on specific tax benefits, please refer to the IRS website for further details or call 1-800-TAX-FORM (829-3676) to request the Armed Forces' Tax Guide.

Source Information for the Armed Forces' Tax Benefits can be found here.

TRICARE Health Care Program of the U.S. Department of Defense Military Health System

TRICARE is a health care program for active duty service members, retirees, their family members, survivors, and other dependents registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).

For more information on the benefits provided by TRICARE, eligibility requirements, and how to apply for benefits, refer to the program's website or call 1-800-538-9552.

Source Information for TRICARE can be found here.

Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA)

A federal health benefit program for eligible spouses and children of certain veterans who are not eligible for TRICARE.  The program will share the cost of most medical and health services including inpatient, outpatient, pharmacy, mental health, substance abuse, durable medical equipment, hospice, and skilled nursing.

In order to be eligible, you must the spouse, surviving spouse, dependent, or child of a veteran who was rated as permanently and totally disabled or died from a service-connected condition.

For more information on the benefits provided by CHAMPVA, eligibility requirements, and how to apply for benefits, refer to the program's website.

Source Information for CHAMPVA can be found here.

Veterans' Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA) Program

This program provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents and survivors of certain veterans.

The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits that may be used for degree and/or certificate programs, apprenticeships, or on-the-job training.

To be eligible for benefits, you must be a spouse or child of a veteran who is permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability or a service member who is missing in action, captured in the line of duty by a hostile force, or forcibly detained or interned in the line of duty.

For more information on the benefits provided by the DEA Program, eligibility requirements, and how to apply for benefits, refer to the program's website.

Source Information for CHAMPVA can be found here.